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Grantee Spotlight: Voices UnBroken

Voices UnBroken is a Bronx-based nonprofit that provides underheard members of the community – specifically youth ages 12-24 – with tools and opportunities for creative self-expression. Voices UnBroken was founded 15 years ago with the belief that all people have … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Together in Dance

Together in Dance is an arts in education organization that provides creative movement and musical theater residencies to diverse school communities throughout New York City.  The emphasis is on collaboration as children learn about the respective art form and create … Read More

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The Heart of Our Work: Four Days, Four Lessons on Twitter

By Jessica Bynoe Over the past few weeks I have had at least half a dozen conversations convincing me of the importance of twitter. As someone who did not have a computer until I was 18, start a facebook page … Read More

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Youth Stories: Chloe of Kids Creative

Here is Chloe’s story in her own words: I have always had a dream to be in the arts and now at 10 years old I am very serious about it. When I grow up, I hope to make my … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Art Start

The mission of Art Start is to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of NYC’s underserved youth through consistent, creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs and partnering youth agencies. Art Start began in the spring of 1991 … Read More

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Youth Stories: Nehemiah of Kids Creative

As Nehemiah came out of the room, he seemed disgruntled. He just had braces put in the day before. So as you can imagine, at the moment talking was a bit of a sore spot. We wanted to know more … Read More

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The Heart of Our Work: End of Year Appeal

Dear Friends, Last year at this time I shared with you that in 2015 Variety the Children’s Charity of New York would do everything possible to continue our fight against the creativity crisis and ensure more young people have access … Read More

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Youth Stories: Billy Marte of EVC

Billy Marte has lived in the Bronx his whole life, and once upon a time maybe he thought he’d stay there for the rest of it. “I can picture myself traveling to a lot of new places, meeting new people,” … Read More

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Youth Stories: Claribelle Pagan of The Possibility Project

Youth Stories: Claribelle Pagan Members of The Possibility Project make art, but The Possibility Project isn’t about art. Or, better said, it’s not about art as a finished product; rather it’s about the process of making art, and what the … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Mark DeGarmo Dance

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD)  has worked in partnership programs with 25 NYC schools since 1991 and teaches 1,500 multicultural students annually. We establish multi-year partnerships with schools to provide Pre-K to Grade 5 students with 16 to 32-week dance programs … Read More

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